Thursday 16 February 2017
16 / 02 / 2017

Informed Solutions Proud to Support Innovation at the 2017 Women in IT Awards

The 2017 Women in IT Awards, the world’s largest technology diversity event, were held recently at London’s prestigious Great Room venue in Grosvenor House, Park Lane. Informed Solutions were proud to sponsor the ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award, which was presented by UK CEO Seth Finegan (pictured), and excited to support our two finalists - Elizabeth Vega, shortlisted for the Women of the Year Award and Lizzie Stutchbury, shortlisted for the Rising Star of the Year award.

The 1000 business and IT leaders that attended the event were joined by Alex Younger, head of the British Secret Intelligence Service and the surprise keynote speaker at the ceremony. The MI6 chief, who rarely makes public appearances, explained that attracting the best IT talent is a priority for him as technology continues to transform the capabilities required of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency. He added that with around eight in ten IT roles filled by men in the UK, attracting more women to the industry is of the upmost importance. His speech attracted worldwide interest when he revealed, for the first time that the technical wizard portrayed in the James Bond movies as ‘Q’ is in real life a women.

The evening was a huge success, raising awareness of the remarkable contribution women make to the ICT industry, while celebrating recent outstanding achievements of females across the sector. The Informed attendees had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and would like to say a huge thank you to the event organisers and congratulations to all the winners!

  

Alex Younger, Head of MI6, provides a fascinating speech (Left) and Seth Finegan, Informed UK CEO presents the Innovator of the Year award to Estelle Lloyd (Azoomee) alongside TV personality, Maggie Philbin and host Ben Rossi (Right).

  

Images of the stunning Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel - confirmed as venue for the 2018 awards.